The annual Yelp Maine Holiday Party was something out of a picture perfect greeting card: the weather outside was frightful, but the fire inside was delightful as Congress Squared in Portland, ME hosted an epic end-of-year gathering. Along with generous pours of wine and craft beer, Yelpers from all over the state enjoyed a plethora of mouthwatering eats like oysters (“How COOL is it that the person shucking and serving the oysters also grows and harvests them!?! Could it BE any more local?” – Georgia J), a lobster roll buffet (“Uh, count me in. The spreads were beautifully presented and the staff was awesome.” – Marc B), and towers of luscious desserts (“Excuse me, beautiful chocolate dipped strawberries with delightful toppings, petite tartlets of many varieties, and fried little delicious blueberry bite! This is the best holiday party I’ve ever been to, period.” – Samantha L). But the holiday cheer didn’t end there as Yelpers brought donations upon donations for Project GRACE – a non-profit that identifies those in need and those willing to share their gifts, and coordinates the interchange in a compassionate, confidential manner. Neighbors helping neighbors, bountiful food and drink, old friends and new (“…I walked around and knew most of the names, almost all the faces, and was greeted with more hugs and smiles than I can remember during any other party other than one at my parent’s midwestern home.” – Amanda B), seriously ugly and electronically lit up sweaters and onesies, and a little (okay… a lotta!) snow made for the perfect end to another wonderful year. Check out the rave Reviews here and the fabulous Photos here.